With the summer transfer window in full swing, Football Talk will be keeping you up-to-date with all the latest transfer news throughout the summer. Today, Robin van Persie edges closer to a move to Manchester United.
United have been battling rivals Man City and Italian champions Juventus all summer for the 30-goal striker, who is expected to leave the Emirates this summer after declaring he wont be signing a contract extension with Arsenal.
So far none of the interested clubs have met Arsenal’s valuation of their captain, with the Mirror claiming the Gunners had initially told United and City it would take a bid of at least £25m to persuade them to sell to a Premier League rival this summer.
Fergie has become so frustrated by the transfer saga that he’s made a personal call to Arsene Wenger to try and push through a deal before the start of the new season this weekend.
The Mirror claim that United will now submit a fresh bid of over £20m for the Dutchman in the next 48 hours, while the Daily Mail report that the Londoners are now prepared to do business for around £20m plus add-ons.
Man City are also understood to be willing to pay over £20m, but van Persie has told them he’s not interested in a move to Eastlands. With Juventus now looking at alternative targets, a move to United looks to be the only viable option left for the Holland ace.
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